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around the middle east and not talking about the rise of jih jihadists and groups in libya that our intelligence officers saw coming and warned about in the months and weeks preceding the benghazi attack. although no tactical warning this particular attack was coming. the other issue is the overall house gop investigation has been done fragmentarily with the house armed services committee and oversight committees all doing different investigations and in some cases, coming to different conclusions. the fact that john boehner is now having one special committee to investigate all of this is significant and i think the catalyst for that decision from the house speaker was the fact that this important e-mail from the perspective of the republicans was basically kept from congress until about two weeks ago. >> i think that benghazi has become a catch phrase for so many different complaints about the administration by its critics. do you think now there could be specificity to gain traction? when i sat down with the president as this was all unfolding in the first go-round, what was on p
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fallout from the terrorist attack in benghazi, libya. here are the latest developments. the republican congressman darrell issa says he has subpoenaed the secretary of state kerry to testify on the benghazi attack at a may 21st hearing. issa has led the house oversight committee investigation. now a source telling our own dana bash that house republican leaders have decided to form what's called a select committee to investigate benghazi. the latest fallout stems from white house documents just disclosed this week. for more on the benghazi fallout, let's bring our chief political analyst gloria borger. the benghazi issue didn't come up at the news conference the president just had. but it is clearly not going away. republicans, especially in the house, are trying to escalate the matter. >> because they think it's a good political peg for them to use against an administration they would say is secretive and tried to cover up what really occurred in benghazi. you've heard the white house defense on this, wolf. they've said this e-mail that was just released from deputy national security
to >>> political fallout from the attack on the 2012 attack in benghazi, libya. >> the subpoena has been issued to john kerry. darrell issa is calling on the secretary to testify on may 21st about the state department quote failing to meet its legal obligation to provide documents related to the attack. in a letter, issa writes quote compliance for the subpoena for documents is not a game. >>> now to the search for flight 370. just hours ago, we learned malaysia is considering sending a ship to the bay of bengal. >> authorities have repeatedly dismissed claims by this australian company that it might have discovered the plane's wreckage, but during a news conference, officials were grilled about the bay of bengal theory and the report of the plane's disappearance. will ripley has the details. >> reporter: the first time officials are answering tough questions about the report that shows hours were lost with confusion and delays after flight 370 disappeared. they're also dismissing reports of possible wreckage thousands of miles from western australia. new this m
. >> thanks very much. >> you bet. >>> the fallout from the deadly 2012 attack in benghazi, libya, is seizing the spotlight once again at congressional hearings in washington. the attack on a diplomatic compound you may remember killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. they accuse the government of a coverup. dana bash has more. >> reporter: new ammunition for republicans and what they call a white house coverup surrounding the 2012 deadly attack in be benghazi, libya. >> it is disturbing and almost criminal that these documents were held by the obama administration from congress and the public. >> reporter: newly released documents, an e-mail from ben rhodes giving what the gop calls political advice to then u.n. ambassador susesan rice ahead o her press conferences. the e-mail urged rice to underscore that these protests are rooted in an internet video and not a broader failure of policy. >> this is the closest thing to a smoking gun that i've seen. >> republicans call this proof that the white house quashed the real reason for the attack, terrorism, because that would have contr
in libya. u.s. and european officials concerned increasingly moscow might use this as justification for further military action inside ukraine. you see them building this case, this narrative. everybody i've talked to is worried about where it's leading. >> it's a very, very dangerous situation. jim sciutto, thanks very much. remember, always follow us on twitter. just tweet me @wolfblitzer. @cnnsit room. always watch us live. dvr the show so you won't miss a moment. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." now let's step into the "crossfire" with newt gingrich and van jones. >> good to be back, wolf. if it's one thing the american people want is leadership, especially when it comes to keeping our country out of dumb wars. >> unfortunately, van, that's one thing we're not getting from this president. leadership. the debate starts right now. >>> tonight on "crossfire" new chaos in ukraine. threats from vladimir putin. and new concessions from a former president. >> vladimir putin changed. >> on the left, van jones. on the right, newt
attack in benghazi, libya. >> it is disturbing and, perhaps, criminal, that these documents, documents like these were hidden by the obama administration from congress and the public alike. >> reporter: newly released documents he's referring to, an e-mail from deputy national security adviser ben rhodes, giving what the gop calls political advice to then u.n. ambassador susan rice ahead of her now infamous round of sunday interviews, where she suggested the benghazi attack was spontaneous, sparked by an anti-islam video, not a planned terror attack. rhodes' e-mail urged rice to underscore these protests are not rooted in an internet video and not a broader failure of policy. >> this is the closest thing to a smoking gun i've seen. >> reporter: republicans call this proof the white house quashed the real reason for the attack, terrorism, you think that would have contradicted the president's tough on terrorism re-election message. >> this was an e-mail trying to shake the story away from what would have been a damaging admission of failure of foreign policy seven weeks before an electi
straight day. lawmakers outraged over newly released e-mails over the take at the compound in libya. four americans including ambassador stevens were killed in that attack. you may remember susan rice then the ambassador got a lot of heat for blaming the protest on an anti-muslim movie. on e-mails, top white house aide ben rhodes showed the white house made a hard push for rice to relay that account which later proved to be inaccurate. one e-mail states one of the goals for the prep session with rice's quote to prove these are rooted in an internet video and not a broader failure of policy. our jim acosta asked the white house a moment ago, jay carney about the controversy. >> in 2012 the president said i'm happy to provide information about the controversy that congress wants and we have provided everything we have. >> right. >> that e-mail was not provided. >> have you read the e-mail, jim? >> yes. >> here's the thing. back aeering ago now roughly, when republicans on capitol hill were feeding information to reporters about what was in a bunch of e-mails that had been given to congressi
has not been truthful about its explanation of the 2012 attack in benghazi, libya. >> u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans were killed when terrorists raided the consulate. judicial watch says the the attack as a spontaneous ray- reaction to an anti-muslim film. >> the documents include talking points prepared for then u.n. ambassador susan rice who appeared on a number of talk shows. the white house denies there's any smoking gun. >> this document, as i said, was explicitly not about benghazi but about the general dynamic in the arab -- or in the muslim world at the time. i would also point out that the document itself states explicitly that ambassador rice is not on the sunday shows to talk politics. this was part of our effort to explain our views, both as a matter of policy and as a matter of what was happening on the ground, with regards to the protests that were underway around the region. > >>> critics say they tried to cover up the real reason for the attacks so it could show that the president was tough on this in the 2012 campaign. >> they show bengh
commands attention when it's crisis management. a street revolt breaks out in egypt or libya or kiev and everyone asks, how should the president respond? these are important parts of america's role in the world, but they are essentially reactive and tactical. the broader challenge to lay down a longer term strategy that e endures after the crisis of the moment. the obama administration has tried to do that with asia's strategy, but progress has been halting and incomplete. so for all its problems, the real threat to a serious asia strategy comes not from the administration but from congress and maybe the american public. in fact, the difficulties in the execution of the asian pivot raised the broader question, can america have a grand strategy today? obama's basic approach is wise and in many ways a continuation of u.s. foreign policy since bill clinton's presidency, including george w. bush. on the diplomatic front, it has two elements -- deterrence and engagement. all countries in asia as well as the united states seek deeper relations with chine into and want to make sure that cou
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